Garth Brooks’ last Las Vegas show to air on CBS, sparks rumors of comeback

By Daniel S Levine,

Country music legend Garth Brooks is about to wrap up his Las Vegas residency and the final performance of the one-man show will air live on CBS. It’s just one of several clues that he may be ready to finally record again after over a decade of staying out of the studio.

On Monday, CBS and Brooks announced Garth Brooks, Live From Las Vegas, which will air on Friday, Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. It will be broadcast live from the Wynn Las Vegas’ Encore Theater, where he has performed the acclaimed show for the past three years.

The performance will have Brooks performing on an intimate stage, with Brooks playing guitar and singing his own material, plus songs from artists who influenced him, like George Jones and Merle Haggard. As the show goes on, Brooks performs songs from other influences from Otis Redding to James Taylor and Simon & Garfunkel.

“Blame it all on my roots,” Brooks, the top-selling solo artist in the U.S., said in a statement. “This is the soundtrack of my life. Growing up the last of six kids, music was the life blood of our family and as you can imagine, mom, dad, and each kid had his or her own favorite stuff and it all funneled down to me.”

According to Entertainment Weekly, some reports have suggested that the CBS special is just the start of a big year for Brooks that may include a tour. EW notes that he also sent a newsletter to his fans that read, “The sevens have aligned. It has begun… Thank you for believing… love, g.” His website features the words, “It has begun.” All this has fueled speculation that he may finally record another album after he stopped recording in 2001 to take care of his three daughters.

Brooks’ only new music since then is the 2007 single “More Than A Memory,” which is the only song in country history to start at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart.

He has sold 128 million albums, more than the Beatles and behind only Elvis Presley.

image: CBS

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